Calling bus companies: province wants eight routes filled

While most routes have been filled with other companies — including three firms entering the Kamloops area to provide bus service to and from Kelowna and Vancouver — there remain pockets that need to be addressed

The province is looking for companies to fill eight bus routes left without service since Greyhound left Western Canada on Oct. 31.

While most routes have been filled with other companies — including three firms entering the Kamloops area to provide bus service to and from Kelowna and Vancouver — there remain pockets that need to be addressed.

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Post-Greyhound, 83 per cent of routes in the province have been covered by other companies.

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is requesting expressions of interest for the following routes:

• Kamloops to Cache Creek on Highway 1;

• Kamloops to Valemount on Highway 5;

• Valemount to B.C.-Alberta border on highways 5 and 16;

• Dawson Creek to B.C.-Alberta border on Highway 2;

• Salmo to Creston on highways 3 and 6;

• Cranbrook to the B.C.-Alberta border on Highway 3;

• Fort Nelson to the B.C.-Yukon border on Highway 7;

• Hope to Princeton on Highway 3.

Submission deadline is Jan. 15.

The BC Bid posting can be found online here.

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